Help I Just Can't Seem To Get This Color

Decorating By sweettreat101 Updated 14 Jun 2010 , 8:13am by sweettreat101

sweettreat101 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 6:42pm
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I tried the leaf green and yellow that someone suggested and it's more of a bright spring green. I also tried adding a little juniper green and brown. Any ideas greatly appreciated. I know I won't be able to match it perfect but I need something close. Should I start out with more yellow and then a green? To make things worse now I wonder how much of a problem it;s going to be to match the grass. UGH! Help starting to stress.

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Herekittykitty Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 6:46pm
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Wilton Colors - Start with Buttercup yellow and add some copper?

artscallion Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 6:56pm
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unless Wilton copper is different than copper, as I know it, that will give you a yellowy orange.

This is a cool, greenish yellow. So starting with buttercup, which is a warm yellow won't work. Start with a true yellow and add just a teensy touch of true blue until it looks right.

awatterson Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 6:58pm
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Have you tried a touch of moss green?

leah_s Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:09pm
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A touch of brown will tone down the brightness.

sweettreat101 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:18pm
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What's true blue? I have never heard of it.

artscallion Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:21pm
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Originally Posted by sweettreat101

What's true blue? I have never heard of it.

the basic primary color, blue.

sweettreat101 Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 7:23pm
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What colors should I start with yellow? Should I stick with the leaf green or will a different green work better? I have Juniper green, moss green, daffodil yellow, lemon yellow, golden yellow, brown, warm brown etc. The lady at the cake store told me to use leaf green and yellow but it wasn't even close. Thank you everyone. To make things worse my daughter put one of my 14" cakes in the freezer on the foam board now it seems to be a little warped. What a bad start to a busy day.

sweettreat101 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 8:13am
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I finally got it. After much trial and error I finally got it. The nice man at the cake store took out a brochure of different colors and gave me two ideas and one worked. Avocado green and yellow makes this odd shade of green. Now the grass wasn't so easy.

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